CEBU CITY: President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd will be in Cebu on Monday to lead the groundbreaking of the P32-billion airport modernization, which is seen to increase the total passenger capacity of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from 4.5 million to 12.5 million.
Fayette Rinen, Philippine Information Agency 7 assistant regional director, in a press briefing said Aquino will lead the groundbreaking of the project which is under a private public partnership arrangement with GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC).
After the groundbreaking across the MIP Building, Aquino will go on a walking tour of new facilities such as the check-in counters and x-ray machines.
The President will then be ushered to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Lounge for a formal program.
Aquino will be accompanied by cabinet members, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas, Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Aquinaldo Abaya, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. and Public-Private Partnership Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao.